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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Dawson School

Every day our Dawson School community demonstrates a lot of pride: From our kindergarteners to our 12th graders, we work, strive, play, and create, so we can live up to our commitment to being the best school in Boulder. It takes all of us at school and parents, too, to make this community the best it can be. Find out more about Dawson's educational and life-building opportunities by browsing our website.

While on our website, I hope that you are able to discover many of the characteristics that make Dawson a unique and challenging educational environment. Whether one’s interests lie in specific academic disciplines, global perspectives, experiential education, athletics, technology, the arts, engineering, or myriad other areas, Dawson provides opportunities for each student to specialize and to reach his or her individual potential while also developing skills that will allow all of our students to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex world.

Dawson School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
24 responses
Average ACT
31
34 responses

Experiential Education

Dawson is committed to engaging students to use their minds and bodies as they learn about the world around them through direct experience and reflection. They travel, investigate, and come to fully appreciate countless aspects of nature, culture, history, science, language, and more.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Athletic Events
    18%
  • Class trips & Winterim trips
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Homecoming/ Prom
    14%
  • Winter Carnival
    14%
  • School Play
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    530
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $78,642
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,411
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $462,200
    National
    $184,700

    Dawson School Reviews

    27 reviews
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    I started school in 5th grade and have loved it since. Faculty, students, and classes are great! The classes are small and usually consist of 10-20 students. Food here is AMAZING! So much better than my old public schools.
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    If you want a small school where all the teachers know your name and you can name every student on campus, Dawson is for you. The administration may not be the best, and many students tend to be rich and annoying, the education is great, and you will likely find many good friends. Athletics and clubs are fun to participate in, and speaking your voice becomes easier as you realize its the same 50 kids you've known for years. Also, the campus is amazing and the food is better than most colleges.
    I have liked my experience at Dawson in high school. There are administrative issues, but I think that is found in most private schools. The teachers and classes are all amazing, and I'm grateful for the education I've received here.